Chili's Server Interview Questions

Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
31 Interview Reviews

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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrisburg, PA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Chili's in January 2012.

Interview Details

good interview, worthless training that goes nowhere and has no result

Interview Questions
  • poor scheduling management, you can plan your schedule but they have no understanding of hours   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Carson City, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chili's in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email invitation to come interview. The restaurant manager, Ron, wasn't very personable and seemed ill-suited for management in the service industry. He seemed impatient with my answers and interrupted me frequently when I was attempting to answer his questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult, but the manager's demeanor was what made the interview uncomfortable. He doesn't seem like a fun guy to work for!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Memphis, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Memphis, AR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    printed application off line, filled it out at home, completed resume and dropped it off by hand. Manager asked if I could return the following day to answer questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    got another offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Chili's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, in a few days they contacted me by mail and asked me to pick a date for my interview. I got my first interview with a manager, there were a few simple questions such as : " A server must have good memory to remember the order do you think you can manage that?" Then I was called the next day for the next interview with the general manager. Just be polite and show them you are willing to work hard.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren`t difficult questions, I remember questions like: Why should I hire you? Which are your strengths and your weaknesses? how would you manage in a specific situation, for instance with a rude customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation he told me that the salary is about 7$ for a host / 2$ for a server. They rely on the fact the servers make good salary from tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alamogordo, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alamogordo, NM
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Made to wait over an hour past interview time for interview, then she laughed and said she didn't know what to ask me, so i came back to talk to another manager the next day, again waited over an hour, this guy was some grease ball snake in the grass type, I tried to work him but he was slippery and in the end i wound up with a lower position than i wanted

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chili's.

    Interview Details

    The manager told me they are still figuring out a new process. The entire app was filled out online along with questions and resume. They first emailed and then called with an interview time. Interview started a little fuzzy because of the new system, but ended up flowing like a conversation.

    First, I was asked to describe myself. My likes, hobbies, recent activities and include some work history in my self-description. How long have you been a server? Describe a time you were stiffed and what you did. Tell me about the best service you have ever had. Where was it and why was it the best? Why do you want to work for Chili's?

    Interview Questions
    • First I was asked if I've ever eaten at a Chili's. (Yes.) What are some of your favorite menu items? Then I was asked to describe one of my favorites to him like I was describing it to a customer. (I would have taken a look at the menu for a refresher if I knew there would have been such a detailed question!)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lodi, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lodi, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    You need to arrive at the place of desired employment on a weekday between the hours of 2-4pm. You will ask to speak to a manager about applying for a job. You will then sit down and fill out an application, followed by a question sheet. This is going to determine weather you have the desired attitude and drive to work there. If you pass, usually you move onto a series of two more tests. Sometimes they'll ask you to come back on a different day to speak to a different manager so the entire management team can have the opportunity to meet you. If you pass all three tests, they call you back and you complete your training with another series of tests. These tests will be on the food items, abbreviation, and the OS the computers work off of. If you show potential and pass all 5 days of testing/training, you will then be a full employee.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why do you want to work here?" "What are your expectations about working here? For yourself and from the company?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. If you pass the tests, you're hired. The only negotiating is done with scheduling. All servers make minimum wage and then work off of their tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Chili's in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I just walked in for an application. I was able to interview on the spot with a manager. He asked what I was doing the following Monday. I told him I would be back for another interview and he laughed. I met with the General Manager the next interview and was offered a position. Scheduling for orientation takes the most time.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were not able to make a guest happy. How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You do anything other than serve, its $7.50. Serve its $2.13 plus tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Foothill Ranch, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chili's in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I walked in between 2 and 4pm one day to speak with manager and turn in my resume. I was going for bartender but they told me they hire from within so I would need to apply for server. The manager took my resume and application that I printed off the internet and filled out before I came in. She said to call once a week to check to see if they were hiring. 8 days later they called me in for an interview. I had no server experience but I did have direct sales experience. The first interview was with one manager and took almost an hour. She asked many questions about how I would act in certain situations. 3 days later she called to schedule an interview with the other manager. This manager only interviewed me for about 20 minutes and asked a few more questions. They were both really nice and friendly. They are really looking for people who can deliver hospitality and they both seemed to like me. One week later I followed up to see if they had made a decision. They said they hadn't yet but to give them a few more days. 5 days later they called and offered me the job. Now I have to fill out paperwork and do orientation, then 1 week of training.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you went above and beyond to help a client.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if one of your co-workers wasn't pulling his/her weight?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non- negotiable. In California it's minimum wage plus tips.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Chili's in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application and called to follow up a few days later, was told there weree no server positions so I agreed to interview for food expediter

    Negotiation Details
    yes I recieved less than average pay, with promise of a raise to average when I show i know hat I am doing
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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